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What happens if i get some gasoline on my skin and don't get to wash it off? Any harm to my body, and if so, why?

What happens if i get some gasoline on my skin and don't get to wash it off?  Any harm to my body, and if so, why?

It's ok: It's ok if a person gets a little gasoline on his hands once in a while, such as when filling his car at the gas station. One should try to be careful, as gasoline can irritate the skin. ...Read more

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I have a gasoline burn on my tricep that has caused blisters and peeling skin. I washed the area with soap and water and rinsed with cool water. Should I apply ointment?

I have a gasoline burn on my tricep that has caused blisters and peeling skin. I washed the area with soap and water and rinsed with cool water. Should I apply ointment?

Wouldn't hurt: Usually burns such as yours resolve on their own as long as they've been washed with soap and water. If the skin remains broken then yes, neosporin or similar cream or ointment would be necessary. Otherwise simply watch and keep it dry and clean., ...Read more

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Epsom salts to soak a skin wound?

Epsom salts to soak a skin wound?

Rules for healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can i staple a wound shut on a childs head?

Can i staple a wound shut on a childs head?

Hard to say: There are devices designed for closing wounds with staples and head wounds is one site they can be used. However, i cannot speculate whether you have the training and skill needed to do so.The head is well supplied with blood vessels and improper wound care could result in an infection that could spread to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Is yogurt safe to use for diabetic skin wounds?

Is yogurt safe to use for diabetic skin wounds?

No: There are many topical medications for diabetic wounds but i would not use yogurt. Triple antibioic ointments, or prescription creams are available. ...Read more

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Can yogurt safe to use on diabetic skin wounds?

Can yogurt safe to use on diabetic skin wounds?

Safe but unhelpful: Yogurt may provide a moist wound healing environment but won't otherwise help healing. Cleaning with gentle soap and water and covering with triple antibiotic ointment and a dry bandage is better. All diabetic foot wounds should see a doctor because of the seriousness of potential complications. ...Read more

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Does MRSA always begin with a skin wound or some sort?

Does MRSA always begin with a skin wound or some sort?

Invasive vs colonize: There is a big difference between colonized MRSA which can be present and live on the ski surface without any immeasuate threat. However once a wound occurs the bacteria gain entrance to the body and cause significant disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between broken skin and a wound?

What is the difference between broken skin and a wound?

The same: Anytime the skin is penetrated or opened a wound is created. This can vary from a puncture wound to a large deep opening. "broken skin" can occur from dry skin that cracks open from minor repeated trauma. Your physician can advise you how to care for your wound. ...Read more

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Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean a child's skin wound?

Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean a child's skin wound?

You can, but...: ...I wouldn't recommend it. Alcohol on an open wound will sting like crazy, and your child won't let you near him or her again! plain old soap and water, used gently, will do an excellent job of cleansing the overwhelming majority of superficial skin wounds. ...Read more

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How many people survive a self inflicted gunshort wound to the head?

How many people survive a self inflicted gunshort wound to the head?

Gunshot to head: National statistics show that only 5 percent of people who sustain such gunshot wounds to the head survive them. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for pain in perineum, skin tear? How to heal it fast?

What is the diagnosis for pain in perineum, skin tear?  How to heal it fast?

Avoid sexual: activity, thong underwear, tight jeans or bathing suits. I suggest using Advil/Aleve for pain ( if not allergic to these products ) and massage Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment to the affected area. ...Read more

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What is best to use to clean a child's skin wound from falling on the concrete?

What is best to use to clean a child's skin wound from falling on the concrete?

Wound care: Washing a cut or scrape with soap, and water and keeping it clean and dry is all that is required to care for most wounds.
Cleaning the wound with hydrogen peroxide and iodine is acceptable initially, but can delay healing and should be avoided long-term.
Apply antibiotic ointment and keep the wound covered. ...Read more

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Can i get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds ? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.

Can i get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds ? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.

Unlikely but possibl: In the scenario you say the cut pierced the skin and bled for 30 seconds.It is still possible for Tetanus germs to enter your body.You are only 15.Check with your Pediatrician when and if you received your last Tdap.It is given at age of 11 as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics.I f not given at that age you need to get Tdap from your Pediatrician now.Tdap protects you against 3 diseases ...Read more

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How long will it take skin to grow back from a small open wound? It's been a little over a year and it's still a little bit sensitive.

Simply Complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and a healthy person should heal any open wounds quickly. When a wound fails to heal, there can be many causes ranging from using medications that prevent healing to other factors such as poor nutrition, circulation, ongoing stress, pressure on the site, etc. A woundcare specialist is trained to look at the many factors and get you healed. ...Read more

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I had bad habbit in the left 3 years i scratch every wound in my skin till it bleeding I have now marks in my whole body.How can I remove it?

I had bad habbit in the left 3 years i scratch every wound in my skin till it bleeding I have now marks in my whole body.How can I remove it?

Scars: It is very difficult to remove scars once they are there. Initially the redness will fade, then after many months or a few yrs, the dark color may fade. The most important is to stop causing the wounds that leave scars! ...Read more

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I have a wound that i think needed stitches, happened a week ago, I have been treating it myself, but the skin is still open, should I have it looked?

I have a wound that i think needed stitches, happened a week ago, I have been treating it myself, but the skin is still open, should I have it looked?

You might: If no surrounding redness, purulent drainage, or warmth, you may be able to handle this on your own. If any of the above are present, you need to see a medical professional. If not, clean with soap and water and use otc triple abx ointment. Fyi- do not clean with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as those are ok to use when you first hurt yourself, but those products end up killing good new skin. ...Read more

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Steppd on toothpck abt 2mo ago. Remvd PC that broke off inside/cleand with alchl. Now peelng skin/dark reddish color at site wound heald. This a prob?

Yes: I think there is probably a small piece of the toothpick left in your foot giving you a foreign body reaction. It is important to seek a doctors consult to evaluate it. ...Read more

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What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

What caues the skin to tear and bruise for no reasons?

Several things : There are a variety of reasons: http://nell-rose.Hubpages.Com/hub/easy-bruising-and-thin-skin-the-causes-and-some-self-help-ideas. ...Read more

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How to moisten wounds scabsin my head?

How to moisten wounds scabsin my head?

Petroleum based: Products such as vaseline or an antibiotic ointment such as neosporin or Bacitracin ointment are good choices. ...Read more

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My simple skin wounds heal slowly. What is the cause?

My simple skin wounds heal slowly. What is the cause?

Depends: There are a number of factors that can lead to poor wound healing. What medications are you taking? How is your nutrition? Do you have any familial diseases that lead to wound issues? ...Read more

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Will I definitely tear when the baby's head comes out?

Will I definitely tear when the baby's head comes out?

No: No. I would ask that a routine episiotomy not be performed. There is a chance that you will not tear. Even if you tear the size is usually smaller than if an episiotomy is cut. ...Read more

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The skin around my wound is truning black .what to do?

ASAP: Not enough details ? wound and ?where?, but Black wound edges means the wound skin edges are dying. Have it seen to ASAP ...Read more

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How come skin wounds (minor) heal fast in some parts of the body and slow in other parts?

How come skin wounds (minor) heal fast in some parts of the body and slow in other parts?

Healing Rates: Many factors. Those areas of the body with the greatest blood flow will heal faster. Those wounds that do not have factors working against them like friction, pressure, shearing, maceration (too much moisture) will also heal better. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you put two wounds together, wait until they heal, will the skin connect?

Healed is healed: Your question is a bit confusing. Surgeons do occasionally turn two wounds into one if they need to be debrided and are too close together. Plastic surgeons do so to make closure more easy if the two are very close. The term "heal" means they are covered with skin and so, not open anymore. If you mean two wounds far away made to touch/connect this can be done but is a hard way to get them to heal. ...Read more

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Will the skin tear when giving child birth?

Will the skin tear when giving child birth?

It could: A lot depends on the size of the baby, the size of the head, how far along you are, and the size of your vaginal opening. Also the presentation of the baby and the angle of the head. Many women tear, or a tear is created using an episiotomy to avoid further tearing. Mostly it's a small tear, but even large ones can be repaired. Your OB can better discuss your risk of tearing. ...Read more

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How can one survive a gunshot wound to the head?

How can one survive a gunshot wound to the head?

Luck: It's simply amazing to see how resilient life is, while at the same time being so fragile. But simply stated, the ability to survive, and even recover from a gunshot wound to the head is dependent first on how much brain injury is sustained, what part is injured, and how quickly surgical intervention is performed. This is exemplified in the case of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. ...Read more

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Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Non- healing sore: Skin cancer is divided into two major groups: non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the american cancer society, 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. A sore that does not heal can be a skin cancer. See your dermatologist. ...Read more